Why I Love Wrestling: Ricochet

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Born Trevor Mann, the man known as Ricochet (or Prince Puma if you are watching Lucha Underground) is one of the most exciting wrestlers in the world today. The things he is able to do in the ring, the moves he can pull off at will, are nothing short of incredible. I have been watching professional wrestling for the better part of thirty years now and I have never seen anyone quite like Ricochet. Just check out some of these moves.

Ricochet has been active on the independent scene since 2006. He debuted with some generic ring gear, awful hair, no tattoos, but a ton of talent. He has grown at an incredible pace, both as a performer and physically, and should be a household name in a few years time. He is not quite there though; not yet anyway. His in ring psychology needs a bit of work if he is going to make it past the indys. Right now, his matches are mostly a collection of spots, really fun spots, with a minimal amount of storytelling. His work in Lucha Underground is helping with this though. The story driven nature of their show, and his place near the top of it, is forcing him to work a more national style. Having Konnan as his manager has done great things for the character of Prince Puma and have made his matches automatically mean something. The potential is there. If he can carry some of that over to his matches outside of Lucha Underground, the sky is the limit.

What he does possess, in spades, are the intangibles. He is insanely watchable. He has tons of charisma, connects with the crowd, and most importantly, looks good while he is doing insane things. He may be the most athletic wrestler to ever compete. Words do not do him justice though. Watch these matches below. If they don’t convince you that he is a major star in the making, I’m not sure anything will. Agree/disagree? Follow me on twitter, @geekadedan, and let me know.

Dan Ryan

Dan Ryan was once the most feared and respected luchador in the world until the "Great DDT Disaster of '85" where Dan unfortunately DDT'd his opponent so hard into the ground that he opened a gate to the underworld that let unholy things into this world. After that, Dan refused to wrestle anymore but he's found new life writing and talking about his favorite hobbies here at Geekade. He pens the weekly Why I Love Wrestling series, co-hosts The Stone Age Gamer Podcast, expertly pairs video games with beer, and much, much more. Dan is a personality that Geekade simply would not be the same without.

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